August 22, 2015
Summer's Fifth Night
On Thursday night I emceed the summer concert series in Utica Square as I do once each year. For those who are unfamiliar with our shopping center, Utica Square the beautiful outdoor mall where our store has been located since 1952. It is full of an eclectic mix of locally owned boutiques and national retailers specializing in luxury goods. We usually have about one to two thousand people attend our Thursday night concerts. This night was closer to larger size crowd. The weather was nice and the temperature was a beautiful 80 degrees during a time of year when our average is closer to 90. The band who performed is called Sea of Time, and they cover Beatles songs. I spent about 60 seconds introducing myself and talking about our store. I talked about our upcoming event on September 17th, which includes a Tom Ford Eyewear trunk show and fashion show party. Then I announced that we were giving away Ray Ban sunglasses, and that anyone who wanted to could enter the drawing by the stage. I saw several people in the front rows jumping out of their chairs and heading towards the drawing table at that point. The picture above is from that moment. After that I introduced the band and my duties were done. I shared two 15 second video clips on our Instagram account @hicksbrunson_eyewear for those of you interested in seeing more.